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November 07, 2008
Vol. 50 No. 9

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Two selected for all-district team

Seniors co-captain defender Isaac Laubach and defender Matt Campbell were selected for Susquehanna's 2008 College Sports Information Directors of America/ESPN The Magazine men's soccer academic all-district team. Laubach and Campbell join the District II second-team of the College Division.

Laubach sports a 3.82 GPA as a finance major at Susquehanna. Laubach was a top defender on a Susquehanna team that allowed the fewest goals in the Landmark Conference in 2007. He remains one of the team's top defenders in 2008 and is a three-time all-conference honoree, and a two time first-teamer.

Campbell maintains an impressive 3.89 GPA as a fellow finance major at Susquehanna. He is also one of the schools top defenders and was Laubach's teammate on the 2007 team that paced the Landmark in fewest goals allowed.

Three honored by conference

Three Susquehanna athletes were honored as Landmark Athletes of the Week on Nov. 3.

Junior Paul Thistle was the Landmark's men's cross country Athlete of the Week after taking the men's individual title for the second straight year at the 2008 conference championships with a time of 26:46.9 on an 8,000-meter course at Fort Roberdeau in Altoona on Nov. 1. Thistle beat out 81 other runners to lead Susquehanna, which won back-to-back men's team championships, and earn himself the Landmark Athlete of the Year award and a first-team all-conference honor for the second year running.
Sophomore Alycia Woodruff was the Landmark's women's cross country Athlete of the Week after taking the women's individual title for the second straight year at the 2008 conference championships with a time of 23:24.5 on a 6,000-meter course at Fort Roberdeau on Nov. 1. Woodruff beat out 76 other runners to lead Susquehanna, and earn herself the Landmark Athlete of the Year award and a first-team all-conference honor for the second year running.

Sophomore forward Rhyan Nelson was the Landmark's men's soccer Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals, including the game-winner on a penalty kick in overtime, to lead visiting Susquehanna to a 2-1 Landmark Conference win over Catholic on Nov. 1.

This week at Susquehanna:

Men's Soccer: Sat. vs. Catholic, 1 p.m.
Swimming: Tues. vs. Lycoming, 6:30 p.m.

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